The Great Sodus Embayment Preservation Plan, 2007

About the Report

THE GREAT SODUS EMBAYMENT RESOURCE PRESERVATION AND WATERSHED ENHANCEMENT PLAN was prepared by Princeton Hydro, LLC in collaboration with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, SUNY Brockport, and Wayne County Soil & Water Conservation District.

This comprehensive 138 page report addresses the following issues:

  • Management options for Sodus Bay’s weed problem
  • Factors behind the eutrophication of Sodus Bay
  • Bathymetric survey – plotting the bay’s water depths and bottom contours
  • The hydrology of Sodus Bay
  • The influx of pollutants to the Bay
  • Recommended management practices for Sodus Bay and its watershed

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The Great Sodus Embayment Preservation Plan, 2007

Useful Terms

An embayment is a shoreline indentation or feature of a larger body of water that creates a unique, defined body of water. Sodus Bay is an embayment of Lake Ontario.

Eutrophication – the ecosystem’s response to the addition to an aquatic system of artificial or natural nutrients, mainly phosphates, through detergents, fertilizers, or sewage.

Maps and Charts Supporting the Report

Water Depth Contours Map of Sodus Bay

The map shows the water depths around the entire bay at the time of the study.

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Water Depth Contours Map of Sodus Bay

Bathymetric Transect Locations Map

This map shows the how the bay was sectioned for the purposed of the study.

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Land Use Lane Cover Map Around Sodus Bay

This map shows the tributaries and their associated wetlands for the entire bay.

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Land Use Lane Cover Map

Test Plot Locations Map of Sodus Bay

This map identifies the portions of the bay where more in-depth study was done on the bay bottom.

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Test Plot Locations Map - Sodus Bay

Cross Sections Sheet 1

This graphic shows the results of the research done at the Test Plot Locations to determine the depth of the sediment on the bottom of the bay.

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Cross Sections Sheet 1

Cross Sections Sheet 2

This graphic shows the results of the research done at the Test Plot Locations to determine the depth of the sediment on the bottom of the bay.

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Cross Sections Sheet 2

Nautical Chart of Sodus Bay

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Nautical Chart of Sodus Bay